Program Coordinator of CRLT: David Nagels
Community Recreation and Leadership Training (CRLT) is a three-year program that prepares students to work in the field of leisure and recreation. It focuses on outdoor and environmental education, promotion, business administration, fundraising and soft skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, professionalism and planning.
The program offers a balanced approach to theory and practice, and students can field test their leadership skills in internships with organizations and institutions in Quebec or elsewhere. At the end of three years, each student will have accumulated over 580 hours of work experience. CRLT is the only program of its kind among Anglophone colleges in Quebec. Techniques d’intervention en loisir is the comparable program in the French CEGEPs.
Among the skills you will acquire in the program are:
- Leadership techniques
- Planning and implementing a program
- Leading small and large groups
- Organizing events
- Community Development
- Administration and human resource management
- Promotion and publicity
- Working with special populations
- Communication techniques including public speaking
- First aid training
The Place for me is CRLT!
The CRLT program is lucky to have its own space within Dawson College. This includes a common room, a private computer lab, a conference room and a multipurpose room, all conveniently located around the faculty’s offices. Having our own space allows the students to get to know one another better and to become a stronger community. It also facilitates studying, group work and receiving help from teachers.
Is the CRLT program right for you?
The CRLT program may be right for you if:
- You enjoy working with or helping people
- You enjoy teaching others
- You enjoy group work
- You enjoy organizing and implementing events and activities
- You are actively involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, student council, leadership or various social or academic clubs and committees
- You enjoy being outdoors and are environmentally conscious